Friday, February 17, 2006

caralann's Kitchen

My Kitchen is 98% Complete!

Contact: caralann (My Page)
Posted on Friday, Feb. 17, 2006
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Range Top: Thermador with griddle
  • Hood: Vent-a-Hood
  • Ovens: Thermador double convection, 27”
  • Dishwasher: Bosch, SHX46A
  • Refrigerator: Kitchen Aid Counter Depth *
  • Sink: Blanco super single Silgranit, anthracite
  • Faucet: Kohler Vinnata, brushed nickel
  • Cabinets: custom, white with brown glaze
  • Knobs/Pulls: Cabinet Hardware Designs, ORB egg knob & bin pull
  • Granite on Counters: Juparana Persa
  • Granite on Island: Black Galaxy
  • Backsplash: Jerusalem Limestone *
  • Above Range: Walker Zanger Opus Anticato, Dore Royal Diamante, Tiberon, Antique Crackle Acanthus border, ½” black galaxy granite strips
  • Floor: Quick Step Laminate, Perspective -4, Jatoba
  • Under Cabinet Lights: Xenon strips from Lowe
* Notes:
  • The refrigerator was the only item salvaged from the old kitchen!
  • Started with 8” x 8” tumbled Jerusalem Limestone tiles, DH cut all four sides off, then cut each in half to get the “subway”style rectangle that I wanted.
  • All tile backsplash & tile above range top and floor was DIY
  • Still to be done: fish tank cover to match cabinets, molding trim around post and edges of backsplash areas.
  • freestanding island: We took out the peninsula & put in a freestanding island. I found an old buffet & added a piece of granite on top. I supported the overhang by adding another leg on the backside. It adds some additional storage, but mainly a work surface. I originally wanted to put the island on wheels, but opted for gliders - it stays put until I want to move it out of the way.
  • dog bowls: I lowered the sides of a bottom drawer so that the dogs could eat from the sides. For the water, I removed the cabinet door & put the water bowl inside so they can drink from it all day.